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Waipahu “Wish Teen” Sosefina Receives a Wish

Waipahu “Wish Teen” Sosefina Receives a Wish from Make-A-Wish® Hawaii, Jewelers for Children, Hawaii Jewelers Association, Excellent Gems Hawaii, and Allegiant Air Pilots

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On Saturday, March 12, 2016, a 16-year-old Waipahu “wish teen” named Sosefina learned her wish to visit Six Flags in California was about to come true, but that wasn’t all. Diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus, Sosefina has a lot more to worry about than a typical teen should, and when the Jewelers for Children learned of her struggle, they wanted her to shine—with a special gift to last a lifetime.
On Saturday afternoon at Excellent Gems & Diamonds, Sosefina was greeted by Mabel Lau at her store in the Chinese Cultural Plaza, along with co-executive directors Bernard Nunies and Sophia Makaimoku-Young of Hawaii Jewelers Association, to teach Sosefina about what any 16-year-old loves to behold: precious stones. Little did Sosefina know, Mabel is not only a veteran of the jewelry industry of over 43 years; she is also the president of Hawaii Jewelers Association, the local affiliate of Jewelers for Children.

PC: Rayen Watanabe

Big Island Jewelers featured in the December issue of JCK

We are proud of our HJA member, Big Island Jewelers that were featured in the December issue of JCK

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When Gale Carpenter, owner of Hawaii’s Big Island Jewelers, asked his son, Chance, if he would be interested in joining the family business last year, the 27-year-old’s response was swift and decisive: “I’m all in.” Gale laughs, remembering the exchange. “I said, ‘What? You’re all in? Well, by God, let’s do this!’ I was totally surprised.”  READ MORE

Honolulu Jewelry Company Staff Donates Blood

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The staff of Honolulu Jewelry Company s decided to spend their lunch break at The Hawaii blood bank on August 18, 2015 afternoon and donated a total of 5 pints to help save 15 lives!

Donated blood is a lifeline for many people needing long-term treatments, not just in emergencies. Your blood's main components: red cells, plasma and platelets are vital for many different uses. Help us save lives!